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    Our Away Form

    On the match thread Jackal suggests the two home defeats against Exeter and Crawley could cost us dearly in the automatic promotion chase.

    I'd suggest our away form is having a far greater effect.

    1 win in our last 13 away games. 10 points out of a possible 39.

    During those 13 games we've played 8 of the bottom 12, the only win coming at Morecambe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 60YearsAPie View Post
    On the match thread Jackal suggests the two home defeats against Exeter and Crawley could cost us dearly in the automatic promotion chase.

    I'd suggest our away form is having a far greater effect.

    1 win in our last 13 away games. 10 points out of a possible 39.

    During those 13 games we've played 8 of the bottom 12, the only win coming at Morecambe.
    The Morecambe game, along with Exeter away, were our two most complete performances on the road IMO.....since then we have huffed and puffed amidst a few stinkers like Swindon and Barnet.

    According to Nolo we are improving again, despite every team we meet "upping their game" against us.....mmmmm

    Might I humbly suggest to Mr Nolan that we could try frightening FGR ......by playing the ball on the floor for 50% of the game.....that should confuse them having studied our last 20 games on video....it might also be a good idea to shore up our midfield by sitting Husin on the bench for the first 45 minutes until we figure out whether Noble and Hewey can get a grip on the game.

    Just my 2 cents worth.

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    With our position in the chasing pack and at this stage of the season surely we should be playing for 3 points at places like Cheltenham. A point isn't terrible but it then means we need to take 3 points from our home games. The Mansfield game will be huge as will Wycombe 2 weeks later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarquinbeech View Post
    The Morecambe game, along with Exeter away, were our two most complete performances on the road IMO.....since then we have huffed and puffed amidst a few stinkers like Swindon and Barnet.

    According to Nolo we are improving again, despite every team we meet "upping their game" against us.....mmmmm

    Might I humbly suggest to Mr Nolan that we could try frightening FGR ......by playing the ball on the floor for 50% of the game.....that should confuse them having studied our last 20 games on video....it might also be a good idea to shore up our midfield by sitting Husin on the bench for the first 45 minutes until we figure out whether Noble and Hewey can get a grip on the game.

    Just my 2 cents worth.
    Absoloutely correct. Hard to understand how we can see it but Nolan sees a different picture, perhaps he is one of the 'rose-tinted brigade'. I am beginning to think that after all the hype, AH has decided that he can't actually afford promotion this year as the wages and other costs would go up next season. I suspect we shall be trying again next season if Nolan is still here!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieeyedandlegless View Post
    I am beginning to think that after all the hype, AH has decided that he can't actually afford promotion this year as the wages and other costs would go up next season. I suspect we shall be trying again next season if Nolan is still here!
    I don't think he's actively avoiding it, but it doesn't seem to be part of the current 5 year plan. Which is odd, because he apparently had a target of getting 30 points from the first 15 games, which he announced after we had achieved that. Retrospective targets are always easier to meet than future ones.

    What he is a little bit naive about is the idea you can actually plan when you are going to be promoted. I have seen enough of this awful division to know it doesn't work like that. You can increase the probability by recruiting better players and a good manager, that's all. When the chance presents itself, you have to take it, and failing to strengthen in January means that chance is lessened. But we are still third, so who knows?

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    Retrospective targets....I am sure none of his employees are on those.

    One of 3 things will happen.

    We hit form and storm it. I will give 8/1
    We continue to stutter and just make the play offs and the stags give us a hammering. Evens.
    We completely collapse and finish 10th. 1/2 hot favourite.

    With no striker hired an iffy midfield a puzzling manager who is not making sensible decisions and a poor game plan I predict the latter.

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    I have been to a few away games and to be honest, apart from Morecambe we have been shyte. Durham is right ,all we do is hoof the ball. Nolan seems to set the team up not to lose which I can understand at the bigger teams but at the mighty Barnet , Newport and the likes , give me a break!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieeyedandlegless View Post
    Absoloutely correct. Hard to understand how we can see it but Nolan sees a different picture, perhaps he is one of the 'rose-tinted brigade'. I am beginning to think that after all the hype, AH has decided that he can't actually afford promotion this year as the wages and other costs would go up next season. I suspect we shall be trying again next season if Nolan is still here!

    Another very positive response to a team that is in the bottom 3, oh sorry top 3. I would suggest that AH and KN resign before the ship sinks. The club is going nowhere, the place is a shambles and the ground is in urgent need of refurbishment. Shame on the lot of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoePass View Post
    Another very positive response to a team that is in the bottom 3, oh sorry top 3. I would suggest that AH and KN resign before the ship sinks. The club is going nowhere, the place is a shambles and the ground is in urgent need of refurbishment. Shame on the lot of them.
    Abouloutely correct dear🤓

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieeyedandlegless View Post
    Abouloutely correct dear🤓

    Thank you red boy

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    Quote Originally Posted by 60YearsAPie View Post
    On the match thread Jackal suggests the two home defeats against Exeter and Crawley could cost us dearly in the automatic promotion chase.

    I'd suggest our away form is having a far greater effect.

    1 win in our last 13 away games. 10 points out of a possible 39.

    During those 13 games we've played 8 of the bottom 12, the only win coming at Morecambe.
    I'm just going on the principle that any points away from home are always good points. The perfect recipe for promotion has always been to win your home games and pick up as many draws (and wins, if possible) away. I'd like us to win a few more away games, but the fact is that six points against Exeter and Crawley at home would have given us a good cushion in the top three with only a handful of games left. Draws away at places like Newport and Cheltenham are not bad results in themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoePass View Post
    Thank you red boy
    Not red dear, black & white through and through but sceptical for sure

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    Away form is over rated. A bit like having a 20 goal a season striker. Neither guarantee success. Look at FGR and Cheltenham, both have players on course for 20 goals, neither is anywhere near promotion. Yes it CAN help, Kee at Accy being a good example.
    Win all our home games and I guarantee play offs. We have generally been better against the better sides in our division, and the results back that up. Pick up 6 points away and 9 at home will see us home too IMO.
    Anyway, it has been much more enjoyable battling at the right end of the table, regardless of people like Durham and Tarquin telling us we are crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pieeyedandlegless View Post
    Not red dear, black & white through and through but sceptical for sure
    p

    Joe doesn't do sceptical, he would watch any old tripe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i961pie View Post
    p

    Joe doesn't do sceptical, he would watch any old tripe.

    Spot on if its Notts County in 3rd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Notts78 View Post
    Away form is over rated. A bit like having a 20 goal a season striker. Neither guarantee success. Look at FGR and Cheltenham, both have players on course for 20 goals, neither is anywhere near promotion. Yes it CAN help, Kee at Accy being a good example.
    Win all our home games and I guarantee play offs. We have generally been better against the better sides in our division, and the results back that up. Pick up 6 points away and 9 at home will see us home too IMO.
    Anyway, it has been much more enjoyable battling at the right end of the table, regardless of people like Durham and Tarquin telling us we are crap.
    Hold your horses 78, I have never said we "are crap"......what I do not understand is why Nolo keeps bigging up the opposition then settling for a point......the reason why Barnet, FGR, and Cheltenham are all in the bottom half are because they are shyte.....if we have serious intentions of getting promoted then we should be battering them.

    We have recently lost to Barnet, scored a 96th minute equaliser against FGR earlier in the season, at home, and clung onto a draw against Chelters after being in the lead a few days ago.....I am not making these results up......having said that, I will back Notts to batter FGR 3~1 next saturday

    I am the eternal optimist.....or possibly the diurnal moaning optimist

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarquinbeech View Post
    Hold your horses 78, I have never said we "are crap"......what I do not understand is why Nolo keeps bigging up the opposition then settling for a point......the reason why Barnet, FGR, and Cheltenham are all in the bottom half are because they are shyte.....if we have serious intentions of getting promoted then we should be battering them.

    We have recently lost to Barnet, scored a 96th minute equaliser against FGR earlier in the season, at home, and clung onto a draw against Chelters after being in the lead a few days ago.....I am not making these results up......having said that, I will back Notts to batter FGR 3~1 next saturday

    I am the eternal optimist.....or possibly the diurnal moaning optimist
    We are guaranteed one goal against FGR as Hollis will be playing for them. Happy Days!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoePass View Post
    Spot on if its Notts County in 3rd.
    I think likewise Joe and take a positive from 3rd place, but then again what do I know about Notts County I've only been a supporter since 1950. Which compared to these modern day Football Geniuses is f**k all time, so I rest my case.

    One totally disillusioned supporter regarding my so called fellow supporters attitudes, call yourself supporters, I suggest you check out the definition of the word supporter in the Oxford Dictionary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bridg4d_pie_ View Post
    i think likewise joe and take a positive from 3rd place, but then again what do i know about notts county i've only been a supporter since 1950. Which compared to these modern day football geniuses is f**k all time, so i rest my case.

    One totally disillusioned supporter regarding my so called fellow supporters attitudes, call yourself supporters, i suggest you check out the definition of the word supporter in the oxford dictionary.

    view full results for 'supporter'

    pronunciation:
    Brit. /səˈpɔːtə/
    , u.s. /səˈpɔrdər/
    forms: Lme supportur, lme supportoure, lme 16 supportour, lme– supporter, 15 suporter... (show more)
    frequency (in current use):
    Origin: Formed within english, by derivation. Etymons: Support v., -er suffix1.
    Etymology: < support v. + -er suffix1. Compare post-classical latin supportator... (show more)

    1. Notts county: Delighted if not in a relegation fight. Persists with sore neck from looking up, both the league tables and the ball. Eats pies and mushy peas when available.

    2. Manchester united: Distraught if not in top 3 or missing out on champions league winners. Eats prawn sandwiches washed down with champagne.

    3. Nottingham forest: Refuse to accept the reality of being entrenched in 2nd tier football. Fight over pies.
    hth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old_pie View Post
    hth.
    I wondered who I could wind up first, I could not believe the great odds I received at Ladbrokes.

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